Driver arrested after fatal A16 crash in Peterborough released under investigation

A van driver arrested after a fatal four vehicle collision on the A16 in Newborough has been released under investigation.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:53 am

The collision, involving a Honda motorcycle, Peugeot Boxer, Vauxhall Insignia and a Fiat Punto, was reported to police on Friday at 5.58am.

Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle - a man in his 50s from Peterborough - was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of paramedics.

The Fiat Punto driver, a woman in her 20s, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with minor injuries.

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Police at the fatal collision on the A16

A third driver - a 28-year-old driver of the Peugeot Boxer - was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Police originally said he was from Peterborough but this morning (Monday) said he was from Spalding.

A spokeswoman said he has now been released under investigation.

The road was closed on Friday to allow an investigation to take place. It re-opened at around 1.45pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it, or who has dash cam footage, is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 65 of February 7. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.